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Hot Hits

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

Signature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29
Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.

Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 21
Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.

National Archives Sleepover

National Archives
Sat. Feb 1
A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake

The Kennedy Center
Thru Jan. 26
Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Folger Theatre
Thru Mar. 1
Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Thru Jun. 1
Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Jake Shimabukuro

Strathmore
Thu. Feb 13
Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.

Spotlights

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26

Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27

Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9
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